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Icon that tells you if you have new mail

Mail Notification is a status icon (aka tray icon) that tells you if you have new mail. It works with system trays implementing the System Tray Specification (ie the GNOME Panel Notification Area, the Xfce Notification Area, and the KDE System Tray). Current features include multiple mailbox support, mbox, MH, Maildir, Sylpheed, POP3 and Gmail support, automatic detection of mailbox format, automatic notification, and HIG compliance.

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Janet Casey

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16 August 2004

Leaders and contributors

Jean-Yves Lefort Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Required to useGTK+ 2.4.0 or later
Required to useGnome 2.0 or later
Weak prerequisiteCyrus SASL version 2.0 or later (for SASL authentication support)
Weak prerequisiteOpenSSL 0.9.5b or later (for SSL support)
Weak prerequisitelibsoup 1.99.28 or later (for Gmail support)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 1 March 2017.


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